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Exeter City Council

Exeter City Council manages three cemeteries; Exwick, Higher, and Topsham.
Exeter City Council
Civic Centre
Paris Street
United Kingdom

website: Exeter City Council

Exeter is the county town of Devon and the city is located on the river Exe. Exeter was established as a Roman base and, during the medieval and Tudor times, was a centre for religion. Exeter's modern name came from the Old English "Escanceaster"; 'Escan' being the name of the river, and 'ceaster' meaning fortified town. In 876 Escanceaster was attacked and briefly held by vikings from Denmark, until they were driven out by Alfred the Great the following summer. By the 19th century the city became well known for wool trade, and is nowadays a hub for tourism and modern business. Exeter boasts a wealth of historic architecture, from the cathedral to the Exeter Synagogue, the third oldest in Britain, to the ruins of Rougemont Castle, to Tudor buildings.

Records on Deceased Online

  • Exwick Cemetery, 23,387 records from 1877 to 2019
  • Topsham Cemetery, 6,747 records from 1856 to 2019
  • Higher Cemetery, 73,779 records from 1862 to 2019

The records comprise computerised burial records, maps showing the section in which the grave is located (where this has been possible), and grave details for each of the graves and their occupants. You can download PDFs of the index cards from Exeter Council's website.

Further information:

Other local records in the region available on Deceased Online courtesy of the National Archives for Devon and records from Salcombe and Cullompton town councils.

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